The next four weeks in Denver will see a tsunami of comedy events. There are four killer standups at Comedy Works (Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, Kevin Nealon), two comedy festivals (High Plains, Funstival) and the Oddball Comedy Tour (Dave Chapelle, Flight of the Conchords). It's raini ... More >>
It's a common saying around the Beltway: Politics is just show-business for ugly people. The parallels between politician and pop star are too numerous to list here, yet by simply looking at the quotes dolled out by rockers and legislators over the years -- and trying to figure out which belongs to ... More >>
NOFX was started in Los Angeles in 1983 by Michael "Fat Mike" Burkett and Eric Melvin. The band was born of the same West Coast scene that produced some of the most important punk bands of all time, from Black Flag and the Circle Jerks to the Minutemen and the Descendents. Although the sound that NO ... More >>
Dwarves are one of the most notorious punk bands of all time. In a time when punk rock has become a kind of brand rather than an authentic lifestyle, Dwarves are always dependable to show what the real thing looks, feels and sounds like. With a reputation for dangerously raucous live shows often inv ... More >>
Today's tax-day Tea Party protests are predictably hypocritical: I don't seem to remember any conservative talk-show hosts leading State Capitol rallies when the George Bush administration pushed through the free-spending Troubled Asset Relief Program just a few short months ago. Still, the presence ... More >>
Like so many others around the world, I was awed by the spectacle of President Bush ducking to avoid a pair of shoes hucked by Iraqi TV journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi at a news conference yesterday. Apparently, flashing footwear at someone is one of the worst insults a person can give in Arab culture. ... More >>
Sonny, with a friend. Dogs: you think you know them -- but do you really? In recent weeks, this question has taken on a great deal of importance at my house, which is ruled, to one degree or another, by Sonny, our beloved seven-year-old Miniature Schnauzer, who has recently come out of the kenn ... More >>
Can an Obama press secretary entertain the trained monkeys press corps as well as President Bush did? If the polls hold up and Barack Obama is elected president, among the first decisions he'll make is selecting his White House Press Secretary. It's also one of the most important decisions, becaus ... More >>
Richard Scudder. With only about a month to go until the presidential election, local media observers have begun speculating about who the Denver Post will endorse, and for good reason. In 2004, the paper touted George W. Bush in a backhanded, convoluted piece that ran alongside a salvo by two mem ... More >>
Letters from the week of 6/26/2008
A June 17 More Messages blog revolves around a column written by Colorado Springs Independent scribe Rich Tosches about Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen. In the piece, an activist accuses Laugesen of insensitivity and more in regard to comments he made in a series of e-m ... More >>
How can you portray college life at CU without a date-rape joke?
Paul Krugman discusses The Conscience of a Liberal.
The item in the October 11 Westword advancing author Carl Bernsteinâ€™s appearance at the LoDo Tattered Cover on Monday, October 15, contains only a few snippets from the wide-ranging Q&A reproduced below. During his conversation with Westword, All the Presidentâ€™s Men co-author Bernstein proved t ... More >>
CU Boulder’s art professors can do way more than just teach.
Just because Jurassic 5's latest disc is titled Feedback doesn't mean the crew's looking for any.
Ace Young wants to keep his private parts private.
The last American Idol faceoff of the season provided all the thrills and suspense of the average episode of Teletubbies -- but with lousier music. Several of the predictions made in jest yesterday on this blog actually came true (eeesh), but the joke was on the record companies that will have to p ... More >>
Pick a Bigger Weapon (Epitaph)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings keep the funk alive and real.
A Real Horse's Ass
Newsical the musical is light, spoofy fare.
Remembering the films that heated up cinemas this year.
Witches take the stage to help beat Bush
For Yaller Dawg, it's the Moore the merrier.
Hustler's Flynt takes on el presidente
From the week of July 1, 2004
D.C. Gallery gives a high profile to lowbrow art
From the week of January 29, 2004
Stencil-graffiti artists fight the power with plastic and paint.
Don't play with your food.
The left, turning right, was plain wrong.
Paul Weller, the mod heavyweight champion of the world, weighs in with Illumination.
Federal prisons are filling up with people whose only crime is the possession of a gun.
Whitey on the Moon is one small step for Denver music.
Main library, University of Colorado at Boulder
May Day, May Day...